The Best Martial Arts MMORPGs in 2021

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2022 Jun 02

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Do words likeWushuandWuxiamake sense to you? Do you likeMMOgames? Then you might be looking for the best martial artsMMOs.

Check out this selection that includesMMOswith an Oriental setting and classes with martial arts-inspired fighting techniques!

The bestWuxia-themedMMORPGyou can play right now,Age of Wushucomes with everything you need to satisfy your thirst for martial artsMMOs. Its got eight schools with unique fighting styles, such asShaolinandWudang. The combat abilities are based on martial arts techniques, and to top it all, you can do those fancy moves seen in classic movies such asCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

The gameplay is complete with questing, crafting, PvE, andPvPcontent. Many of the game systems are based on Chinese martial arts concepts. The Jianhu reputation system is one of them.Age of Wushuisfree-to-playso go ahead and get it right now!

Thisfree-to-playMMORPGis based on the writings ofJiang Nan, a well-known Chinese fantasy author and creator of theDragon Rajanovel series.

Revelation Onlinehasbeautiful graphics. It takes place in the gorgeously-looking open world of Nuanor. More than 100 hours worth of quests gives players the chance to discover the world as they strengthen their characters in preparation for end-game activities such as dungeons and raids. Battlefields that accommodate 40 participants are available as well.

Get ready to make use of martial arts fighting moves in engagingaction combat!

Blade and Soulhas a martial arts setting. You start as a happy go merry student at the prestigious Hongmoon School. However, your blissful days are numbered as bad things happen shortly after you start the game.

Blade and Soul features a generous character roster of 12 classes with unique combat skills. PvE andPvPactivities galore keep you busy. The game has regular content updates and events.

It also has an active player base so dont worry about feeling alone in this beautiful world. Martial arts aside, Blade & Soul is one of the bestfree-to-playMMOgames.

Consider this before dismissingNaruto Onlineon the account of being acasual browserMMO. Its an official Naruto game based on theShippudenseries. The classes are designed by the Naruto manga creator, Masashi Kishimoto. The player will assemble a team of Ninja fighters and undertake missions based on happenings from theanimeand manga. You will relieve iconic moments from the Shippuden story and meet beloved Naruto characters.

Naruto Onlinemay be a casualbrowser gamebut it has fun quests, plenty of activities, and a dedicated player base. Its a great game to unwind for a few hours every now and then.

Thisfree-to-play3DMMORPGis set in a fantasy world modeled after Ancient China. In the aftermath of the War of Nine-Dragons, the Dragon clans reappear and you are asked to take a side. Will you stand with the White clans or will you fight for the Black factions?

No matter what alliance you choose, you will enjoy martial arts based combat with fluid movements and clan-unique techniques. The gameplay features innovative systems and interesting mini-games. EngagingPvPfights give you the opportunity to test your combat prowess on enemy clan members.

Black Desert Onlinemight not have a traditional martial arts setting but it does have a class that allows you to become a Ninja/Kung Fu warrior. The Striker fighting style comes with spectacular aerial moves, devastating street brawl-inspired melee techniques, and you can even call an army of Buddhas to do the dirty work for you.

BDO is a popular MMORPG with good reviews and a myriad of activities. You can adventure on land or craft a boat to sail the seas.Player housing, mounted combat, massive guild battles, and more await you! Black Desert Online hasamazing graphicsand a seamless world with no loading screens.

Metin 2is one of the first martial artsMMORPGs. It has an oriental atmosphere and engagingaction combat.

You will start by choosing from one of the three factions and five classes. Then you can team up with others to clear dungeons and obtain better gear that will allow you to tackle more challenging content. There are many PvE activities and alsoPvPbattlefields. To keep things fresh, Metin 2 hosts regular events.

Metin 2is an old game but it is still going strong with a dedicated player base and content updates.

If youve been anMMOplayer for a while, you might remember this one asHero Online. The lore, story, and setting are based on a series of novels set in Ancient China.

The character system offers eight unique options, including Ninja, HanBia, and Swordsman. You will raise your characters level through quests and strengthen it with better equipment.

Hero Plus has massive factionPvPwars and also 1 versus 1 duel. You can find thefree-to-playMMORPG Hero Pluson Steam.

Twelve Sky 2 Classicis a Wuxia-themed game that takes place in an Ancient Chinese mythical setting.

Players start as members of one of the three warring factions, but as they reach a certain level a fourth faction becomes available allowing characters to go rogue. Its an interesting and unique system. As martial arts fighters, players are able to perform striking moves and make use of all sorts of equipment.

Twelve Sky 2 Classicis available on Steam as a free game.

Archebladeis a popular fighting game that takes inspiration from cult titles such as Street Fighter and Tekken. The game has gorgeous graphics with anime elements.

You can choose from 14 different classes, each one with one-of-a-kind combat moves and combos. Items, gear, and equipment make characters not just stronger but also unique-looking. Join a free for all battle to simply beat the living hell out of each other or work with your teammates in scenarios such as capture the flag.

Archeblade has Very Positive Steam reviews and isfree-to-play.

Absolvermay not be anMMOgame but it does have multiplayer features and martial arts-inspired fighting styles. Each class is based on a certain technique such as kickboxing, Kung Fu, drunken boxing, and Jeet Kune Do. The combat is fluid, fast-paced, and tactical. The Combat Deck is a feature that allows players to personalize their fighting styles.

You will meet other players as you follow your main quest in the Adal Empire. Co-op multiplayer encourages players to work together to obtain better gear.PvParenas with a ranking system are part of the game as well.

World of Kung Fu Unitedis the resurrection ofWorld of Kung Fu, a short-lived martial artsMMOthat launched in 2007 and shut down after only four years. Dead but not forgotten because in 2015 a handful of loyal fans decided to bring the game back as aprivate server.World of Kung Fu Unitedhas been up and running since then. As long as the original publishers are not taking action against it we can assume they dont mind.

World of Kung Fu Unitedhas Classic and United servers so you can play the original game or see what the resurrection project is all about. The player base is not big but theres a very active Discord, a sign that the game has a dedicated community.

Jade Dynasty Rebornis another official support ended, community resurrected story. The originalJade DynastyMMORPGbyPerfect Worldwas released in 2007 and shut down in 2018. But thanks to this very activeprivate server, longtime fans, and curious newcomers have the chance to once again play the classic martial arts-themedMMO.

The game takes inspiration from the eponymous Xianxia novel. The character system is based on three races and 17 unique classes taken from the novel. The progression system features 150 levels with unique class skills and fighting styles. Events are held on a regular basis.

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